Things quieter this summer with construction on Cache County roads but projects to come

Cache County Road dept.

There have been plenty of road projects in Logan and some continue such as the Center Street improvement project in downtown Logan. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, Cache County Director of Development Services Josh Runhaar said it’s been a quieter summer for county roads.

“It certainly was. We dealt last year with a tremendous amount of flood damage still from 2017. It was nice to have this year to kind of get back into some regular maintenance projects,” he said.

Runhaar says it’s been somewhat of a struggle keeping up with growth. He said one of the things they’ve had to do the last couple of years is limit growth and development on roads and areas where they don’t already have services. A big project in the future, of which the county doesn’t have complete jurisdiction over, is the Valley View Highway project that includes the widening of the road as it leaves Logan heading west.

“They’ve gotten the planning phase done. The environmental document was completed and approved last fall, or last winter, sometime in that time frame. They’re heavily into design right now. They’re hoping to actually begin construction anywhere from late summer to late fall of next year. Most of that construction time frame is going to really depend on permitting issues. They’ve still got a lot of environmental permitting to do,” according to Runhaar.

AUDIO: Jason Williams talks with Josh Runhaar on KVNU’s For the People

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